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Thursday Sep 11 | WRIC-TV Richmond

8News Investigates: Defense Industry Dollars Going to Virginia Congressmen

On this 13th Anniversary of 9/11, local lawmakers are questioning if the lines between police and military have been blurred in the war on terrorism. 8News Anchor Kerri O'Brien recently exposed some heavy military equipment like MRAP's, mine resistant vehicles, in the hands of local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randolph-Macon College, Tom Coburn, US Senate

Thursday Sep 11 | Virginia Farm Bureau

House passes bill that would block proposed EPA - Waters' rule

The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 9 passed a bill that would effectively block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, Bob Goodlatte, Representative H. Morgan Griffith

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Islamic State threat: Time to invoke War Powers Act, Hampton Roads delegation says | With Video

The threat from the Islamic State feels enough like a threat of war to trigger what the Constitution says is Congress ' task: to decide if it should tell the president to send American troops in harm's way, say members of the Hampton Roads delegation on Capitol Hill. President Barack Obama believes he doesn't need Congress to authorize the kind of military action he plans to launch against the Islamic State, sometimes called ISIS or ISIL.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Mass Transit

VA: Gas Tax Hike Likely as Internet Tax Bill Stalls

Sept. 07--Virginia's gas tax is poised to jump by 45 percent in a few months as part of a road funding bill that state legislators passed in 2013. The tax increase would add 1.6 cents to every dollar on the average wholesale price of gas starting Jan. 1. It could be averted, but the chances of that happening are increasingly slim.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Democrat, Robert Scott

Marine News

Kalaat Beni-Abbes Delivered at Muggiano Shipyard

The Algerian Navy's BDSL landing helicopter dock ship Kalaat Beni-Abbes, built by OSN at Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso shipyard, is seen here sailing by barge to the Muggiano shipyard The delivery ceremony of new amphibious vessel for the Algerian Navy was held today at the Muggiano shipyard . The "Kalaat Beni-Abbes" , a vessel commissioned in 2011 by the Ministry of Defence of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a company controlled by Fincantieri in which Selex ES also holds an interest, will serve as the national Navy's new flagship.

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Related Topix: US Navy, Africa, US Military, World News, Algeria, Italy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, John Warner

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Marine News

Virginia Statesmen Visit Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries informs it hosted U.S. Reps. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Randy Forbes, R-Va.; Rob Wittman, R-Va.; and Scott Rigell, R-Va., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Newport News, VA, Mac Thornberry, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), US Military Prisons, Prison, Department of Defense, US Military, US Navy

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

President Obama to give speech Wednesday on terrorist threat

President Obama said he will address the nation about his plan to deal with the terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria in a Wednesday speech, after meeting with members of Congress. He sat down with NBC's Chuck Todd for an exclusive Meet the Press interview, which aired Sunday, saying he wanted the American people to understand the nature of the threat and how the country would deal with it.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Fitzgerald: Teachers need more than a thank-you email

On Aug. 29, the Friday before school began, I received a letter in my school email from U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes. The message heralded the beginning of the new school year.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Virginia Government, Virginia

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Congressman: Global threats boost support for military

The second-in-command of the House Armed Services Committee predicted Friday that the automatic defense cuts set to begin again next fall will be stopped because rising threats worldwide are swaying Americans to support a stronger military. U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican, toured Newport News Shipbuilding with four local congressmen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mac Thornberry, Republican, US House of Representatives

GlobeNewswire

Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Hosts U.S. Reps....

Huntington Ingalls Industries today hosted U.S. Reps. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Randy Forbes, R-Va.; Rob Wittman, R-Va.; and Scott Rigell, R-Va., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mac Thornberry, Newport News, VA, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), US Military Prisons, Prison, US Military, US Navy

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Lowell Sun

George Will: Navy with a mission in mind, and why it matters

Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea.

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Related Topix: US Navy, US Military, World News, China, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

American Thinker

Oxygen-Supplying Businessman Forced to Sell Property

A Chesterfield, Virginia County businessman is selling his 400-acre farm in a last-ditch effort to keep his medical supply company from going under.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chesterfield, VA, 9, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicaid

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Deseret News

George F. Will: Navy with a mission - Do Americans want U.S. power projected?

Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea.

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Related Topix: US Navy, US Military, World News, China, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

JD Journal

Defense of Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell Begins in Corruption Case

Summary : Maureen McDonnell, former first lady of Virginia, testified today in the trial that accuses her and her husband, former governor Bob McDonnell, of receiving more than $177,000 in exchange for supporting a pharmaceutical company.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Richmond, VA, Tobacco, Star Scientific

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hopewell News

Forbes highlights manufacturing innovation, roadblocks in trip

Local Congressman Randy Forbes, R-Va., came to the Tri-Cities to visit manufacturing plants to not only discuss the tenacity of American workers but the regulations the workers are facing that could potentially find them out of a job.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prince George, VA, Greensville County, VA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Christian Newswire

Forbes Leads Members in Urging Navy to Keep Bibles in Lodging Facilities

Contact: Hailey Sadler, 202-225-6365 WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 / Christian Newswire / -- Congressman J. Randy Forbes , led 25 Members of Congress in a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, urging that donated religious materials remain in the guest rooms at Navy Lodge facilities.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Stars and Stripes

Amid US plans for continued Asia presence, a shrinking submarine fleet

The U.S. Navy bills its submarine fleet as the world's most advanced, a boast that few in the Asia-Pacific region would argue.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

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